Town of McIntosh
Relax in the Quiet of Horse Country
It’s not often that such a small town develops such a big annual event. Every October, more than 35,000 revelers descend on this lovely burg for a day of Old Florida fun, including live music (country, bluegrass, gospel and other Americana styles), most of which is performed on the porch of the Community Center. Over 280 vendors form row after row of white-tented booths offering food and drink, arts, crafts, antiques and more. Set in a spacious park with huge live oaks providing ambience (and shade), this free event invites visitors to relax and roam without a care. The 2020 fest is on Saturday, Oct. 24.
A Great Town for Antiquing
Clustered within a block-and-half along U.S Highway 441 in McIntosh are three extremely rustic antique shops where enthusiasts can while away the hours. McIntosh Village Antiques, set in a two-story house, is the most upscale — colorful rugs occupy space on a hardwood floor and the high ceiling is made of slatted wood. The merchandise ranges from tiny to enormous, functional to quirky. Old Tyme Florida is located in a huge old building, and features an ever-changing inventory. Before entering, make sure you take a picture beside the blue buggy on the porch! Gina’s Treasures & Antiques, set in a smaller storefront, has more of a thrift-store feel. Between these three places, antiquers are sure to find unique items, along with some bargains too.